In a four-page open letter released in Mumbai, Naik posed five questions to the government as to what he has done to earn the tags of ‘terror preacher’, ‘Dr Terror’.
“Why now? I have been preaching for 25 years not just in India but across the world. What exactly did I do now to earn the tags of ‘terror preacher’, ‘Dr Terror’? Of 150 countries where I am respected, I am called a ‘terrorist influencer’ in my own country. What an irony!,” he wrote.
“This is not just an attack on me, it is an attack against Indian Muslims. And it is an attack against peace, democracy and justice,” he wrote in the letter.
On the government’s action against his NGO, he asked why would the government renew IRF’s FCRA registration and then cancel it? And that it seemed “illogical”
Here is his full letter:
Dr. Zakir Naik’s Open Letter to Indians.pdf: